Ocala Horse Shows and Horseback Riding
Marion County, Florida
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the
equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion
County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect
their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually
every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters
for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of
endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak
trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are
born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in
itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled
jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every
Winter months bring professional riders
to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing
at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to
mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping
classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider.
The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in
prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close
out the circuit.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710
US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows,
Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing
events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and
Orlando. Rocking Horse
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful
Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to
horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show
schedule click here.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for
complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip
to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely
horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative
banter of your guide.
NEWS: | | | | | | |
May 24, 2015
Protect Yourself and Your Animals From Rabies
By Ragan Adams, DVM/Colorado State University
A bat flying erratically during daylight hours, a raccoon slowly wandering down the middle of a road, a fox that does not run away when you approach, and a dead skunk in your horse’s corral.
What do these four wild animals have in common?
The animals in these scenarios are acting abnormally and could have rabies, a neurologic disease that is most likely fatal to unvaccinated humans and animals. More info...
May 19, 2015
Cotton Riding Breeches for Summer Comfort
Increase your riding time with cooler breeches.
Cotton breeches offer the rider a cooler, more comfortable ride during the hot summer months. Offered in several different brands, you will find the cotton breeches in the size and style you want. More info...
May 18, 2015
30 Tips for Better Trail Riding
Improve your trail rides with our best collection of tips.
1. Desensitize your horse to scary situations you may encounter on the trail in a safe environment, such as an arena.
2. Gradually introduce him to traffic where you can control the situation.
3. Before you even think of hitting the trail, you and your horse should have mastery of basic skills in the arena. You should have whoa and go, steering, and control at all gaits. More info...
May 18, 2015 More Ocala
40 Horse Grooming Tips
Preparing for Horse Shows
The popular saying, “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression,” is very true when it comes to showing your horse. Whether you are showing in halter or under saddle, your entrance into the arena is the moment that the judge gives you his undivided attention to make his initial assessment. When you come into the ring, the first thing the judge will notice is your horse’s overall appearance and presentation. This is your best chance to wow the judge. More info...
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